Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Conciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Finished a Few Things Before Thanksgiving

| November 27, 2011

On and off for a week, I’ve been picking away at some unpainted lead sitting on my painting table.  Between the recent move and the high tuition rates I’m paying for my kids’ schooling, the lead budget is tight.  I usually keep my unpainted lead under about 300 figures.  I also usually try to paint [...]

Another LSNC: Napoleonic Wars Play Test

| November 13, 2011

After the HAWKs met to paint a bunch of 15mm Seven Years War figures we play another test of Look, Sarge, No Charts: Napoleonic Wars.  Since the last play test I had modified the cavalry and artillery roll-to-stand dice.  I was also paying attention to the movement speeds of artillery.  I was also paying particular [...]

Hydra Valkeeri

| November 11, 2011

I just finished ten Valkeeri from Hydra Miniatures (http://hydraminiatures.com/).  These are part of their Retro Raygun line.  I painted them to use as Venusians in a pulp sci fi game. These were nice, clean castings.  The Retro Raygun figures are really 32mm, so they look a little tall next to my Pulp Figures castings.  I [...]